He Waged A War Against East India Company Long Before The 1857 War For Independence

The Logical Indian

August 5th, 2016 / 1:00 PM

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Hanged by the British
A lot amongst us know 1857 as the first war of Independence, but there was a ruler who waged a war on British and refused to bow to their laws and diktats. Veerapandiya Kattabomman was an 18th-century ruler of Panchalankurichi in Tamil Nadu, India, a brave ruler, and a warrior, he revolted against the East India Company and waged a war against them. Veerapandiya Kattabomman was then captured in 1799 and hanged by the British.


An act of betrayal
Veerapandya Kattabomman was born in Tamil Nadu to Aadi Kattabommu and Aarumugathammal. He was 47th king of Panchalankurichi. Veerapandiya Kattabomman refused to bow down to demands of the British for agricultural tax. Veerapandiya Kattabomman revolted against the British before an act of betrayal by the ruler of the Kingdom of Pudukottai.


Widely remembered in Tamil Nadu today
There is a postal stamp, statue and a memorial in his honor in Tamil Nadu. The communication center of Indian Navy at Vijayanarayanam is named as INS Kattabomman. Though he and his story have been overlooked in the context of Indian Independence, many historians believe Kattaboman did indeed sow the seeds of courage to fight against the British.


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